While Game of Thrones fans are still mourning the end of the hit HBO series, they should take comfort in the fact that its source material – A Song of Ice and Fire – by George R.R. Martin has not yet concluded. However, there has been no recent update regarding the status of the new book, The Winds of Winter, until now that is.
In his latest blog post, George R.R. Martin provided a hopeful, but somewhat snippy comment as to the status of his latest book. He reflected that while 2020 may have been an awful year overall, it was a good one when it came to his writing as he was able to make significant progress.
“I wrote hundreds of pages of The Winds of Winter in 2020,” said Martin. “The best year I’ve had on WOW since I began it. Why? I don’t know. Maybe the isolation. Or maybe I just got on a roll. Sometimes I do get on a roll. I need to keep rolling, though. I still had hundreds of more pages to write to bring the novel to a satisfactory conclusion. That’s what 2021 is for, I hope. I will make no predictions on when I will finish. Every time I do, a**holes on the internet take that as a ‘promise,’ and then wait eagerly to crucify me when I miss the deadline. All I way say is that I am hopeful.”
Fans of the series have been eagerly anticipating any update for a while now as the last new book in the series, A Dance with Dragons, was released in 2011, which is the same year that the TV show debuted on HBO. While there is still no release date, fans should definitely feel encouraged that progress is being made and that it’s sure to be a long book.
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